How Do We Know That It's Time To Start And Stop Reading Decodables?
Welcome to this week's episode of the Structured Literacy Podcast. Coming to you from Pataway, Burnie in gorgeous Tasmania. I'm Jocelyn, and I'm so pleased that you've been able to join me.
In this episode, I'm going to discuss a question that comes up often in our live events and online forums. That is, how do we know when it's time to begin and then move on from using decodable texts?
For a lot of years, decodable texts were very limited to…
Beyond Basic Phonics
As teachers seeking to work with the research evidence about reading and reading instruction, we acknowledge the Big Six Ideas of Reading and plan our classroom instruction accordingly. However, this post is not about incorporating all of those elements. Today I am writing about going broader and deeper with the phonics we are teaching and how we can help our Year 2 and 3 students understand the full complexity of the alphabetic principle and how words work. I will also discuss how we can brin…